Red Explorer Series - explore
Who's it for? An all-rounder for the 90kg/200lb+ paddler.
Paddling is all about exploring and getting close to nature, and there’s no better family of boards for that than the Explorer range.
Its increased thickness and capacity make it super-stiff and stable, so it’s perfect for taller, larger paddlers and for longer outings and a range of conditions. Think of it as a ‘destination paddleboard’. The extra length means it can easily handle a kid on the front while you paddle, or if you’re going it alone, you can use the cargo tie-downs to take camping gear with you.
Underneath, it has a removable fin, a nose runner fin to aid tracking in side winds, and two rear runner fins to cancel out ‘tail drift’ when the board is loaded with gear.
MSL fusion composite and airtight coating New for 2016, MSL involves fusing a second layer of hard-wearing polymer to the dropstitch core at the raw material stage, removing hand gluing errors. The high-tech industrial process also saves almost 2kg in weight and makes the boards stiffer at lower pressures.
The board comprises:
Red Paddle Co Backpack
US fin box system
Free water resistant phone case
Rocker Stiffening System
By looking at how and where a board flexes Red Air have developed and patented the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) to increase rigidity. It works by inserting stiffening battens along the rails of the board. The battens then work against the downward force of the rider to produce a stiffer board by preventing flex – similar to how a stringer works on a hard board. The stiffening strips are removable for easy board rolling and can be stored in the carry bag for transportation to and from the water.
Red have tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of their own to find the best solution. Nothing comes close to their tried and tested iFin system on the allround boards. Zero warranty requests since the introduction of these mean that Red remain confident that it is the best option. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the iFin system – it won’t fail.